Wisconsin Unemployment Hits Record Low

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has once again hit a record-low, now reaching just 2.8%, which bodes well as Governor Scott Walker gears up for another run for re-election. The Department of Workforce Development released that figure Thursday for the month of April. It had been at 2.9% for the previous two months, which tied the record low set in 1999. This all comes despite the state losing 3,100 private sector jobs between March and April. Democrats argue the rate is going with the wave of the national economy – and that the state is underperforming its neighbors and drops below the national average in job creation.